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    I zero in at 15 yards and find myself good up to...

    I zero in at 15 yards and find myself good up to 35 yards without having to change anything. Of course I'm shooting Steel Challenge where the targets are large so an inch or two isn't going to...
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    https://i.imgur.com/jcTjDRg.jpg Prickly Pear...

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    Prickly Pear Cactus blooming.
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    Many years ago I had a friend that was a...

    Many years ago I had a friend that was a policeman and an IPSC competitor. During a traffic stop he had to draw his weapon and got into the "Shooter Ready" position of his hands above his shoulders...
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    Years ago I had one of my revolvers changed out...

    Years ago I had one of my revolvers changed out for the recoil system instead of the leaf spring. The action was smoother. I kept the parts in case I ever want to do it again but new technique...
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    Shot My 617 For Steel Challenge Today

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    The more I play with it the more I like this 617. I almost sold it years ago but fortunately the buyer backed out. I now shoot it regularly in practice and for...
  6. I bought the Brownell set with the 4...

    I bought the Brownell set with the 4 interchangeable heads and I'm very happy with it. It has everything you need for disassembly of your S&W plus it has blades for the sight. I have a number of...
  7. My New Rear Sight For Smith & Wesson 617

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    It funny what you can find when you are not looking for it.

    Here's an old Bowen MFG Rear Sight for my Smith & Wesson. I forgot I even had it. Fortunately...
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    My Newest 617 Holster

    I decided to make a new holster for my S&W 617. I'm trying an Avenger Style with a bit of Cobra to accent it. Black leather around the Cobra and the rest of the holster is basket weaved with tan dye...
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    Pachmyer Decelerators would be a perfect...

    Pachmyer Decelerators would be a perfect solution. They are comfortable and I like the way they feel. You can try MidwayUSA.com or Brownell's.com.
  10. Something A Little Different For My 617, some Cobra Skin

    I tried a new design and a bit of exotic on this one. The gun fits tight but comes out real fast. I need a bit more work and will try to correct mistakes on the next one.

    All critiques are...
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    What kind of press are you using? I'd go crazy...

    What kind of press are you using? I'd go crazy if it took me that long to load 50 rounds although that's what I did when I first started reloading. I'd at least invest in a turret press.

    Over...
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    The answer is to put a heavier rebound spring in...

    The answer is to put a heavier rebound spring in the gun. You will still have a wonderful double action trigger but the return will be stronger and won't feel too light. I use a 11 pound rebound...
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    No less than 7 pounds double action on a carry...

    No less than 7 pounds double action on a carry Smith & Wesson. I go lower for competition guns but never for carry.

    I also use a 13 rebound spring in my carry guns and 11 in my competition guns.
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    Get some DS-10 Speed Loaders for your gun and...

    Get some DS-10 Speed Loaders for your gun and have at it. It sure is fun to shoot revolvers for Steel Challenge. Not many of us die hards out that but it puts a smile on my face at least.
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    617 Working Like A Charm

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    I went back in and did a little tweeking to my action on this 617. My trigger pull was a bit heavy, still is but it's at 8 pounds double action and fires every...
  16. Shot My Model 617 Today, Working On Split Times

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    I really like this gun. It's been highly polished and has a very smooth trigger. Right now it's set at 9 pounds. It was set at 6.5 and works 100% with Federal HV...
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    https://i.imgur.com/uQl6SW7.jpg Shot this...

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    Shot this Sunday and will be shooting it again tomorrow. Smith & Wesson 617 .22. I'm also taking my Model 10 .38 with me. I need work getting use to trusting my...
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    Thanks. Lots of modifications to this gun. The...

    Thanks. Lots of modifications to this gun. The biggest is an Apex Tactical Mass Drive Hammer which is supposed to let the Double Action trigger pull down to around 6.5 pounds. It works with some...
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    Shot My 617 For Steel Challenge Today

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    Not my best day but I sure did have fun today shooting my S&W 617 during out monthly Steel Challenge Match.

    As long as it took to get use to the red dot sights,...
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    [ Also, when you go to the line, do you just fill...

    [ Also, when you go to the line, do you just fill the blocks and take a single ds10? or have a ds10 loaded in each block and then dump the ds10 in the pouch after reloading?[/QUOTE]
    I go to the line...
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    https://i.imgur.com/45CnmIW.jpg Here's my new...

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    Here's my new rig. I'm using a dump pouch and speed loader holder from RevolverSupplyCo.com, give them a peak and you will find a lot of good stuff.
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    New Holster Setup For My Smith

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    I normally shoot a Ruger Mark IV or Black Mamba for RFPO but this year I'm going to be shooting my Smith & Wesson 617 in Rimfire Pistol Iron.

    I seem to shoot...
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    https://i.imgur.com/uQl6SW7.jpg Shot a Steel...

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    Shot a Steel Challenge Match with my S&W 617. I had a great time. Started off in the cold and had a few misfires but once it warmed up everything went well.

    I...
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    Well, today was the Steel Challenge Match. We...

    Well, today was the Steel Challenge Match. We only shot 5 stages do to range configuration but it was fun.

    I started out pretty slow, it was very cold, but ended up shooting my best scores on...
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    [QUOTE=backtrail540;1196189]I plan on running my...

    [QUOTE=backtrail540;1196189]I plan on running my 617 in sc this year too. I'll be running it in rimfire optic. Other than a viper and a set of nills it's stock. I had planned on apexing it but hadn't...
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